Member Services advisor (Former Employee) – Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey – 18 July 2018
during my time with Bupa, I was made to feel like a machine and didn't feel there was much of a work-life balance and although I'd met some lovely people the stress of the job was enough to make me want to move on
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) – Salford Quays, Greater Manchester – 1 May 2018
When you first start the training program is excellent and once you settle into your department it is well looked after. However the organization of department to department, manager to manager is absolutely poor. You would think a mental breakdown would be enough for another manager to inform your own manager to make them aware would be a simple task but this isn't the case at Bupa. Everyone but the employees are cared for, the managers are never around but they always ask you to inform them of things. The mental health policies have upgraded but there is little to none support on our own mental health. Target driven roles with impossible to achieve targets but at least they put in extra training for you, it doesn't always go ahead though..
Member Service Adviser (Former Employee) – Salford Quays – 19 November 2017
I lasted all of three months. Maybe I wasn't cut-out for the culture I found myself in and was too customer-orientated. Despite constantly receiving good reviews during training and scoring high, there was always a reason given to prevent me from moving forward out of the training academy. Was this because I am an older person and didn`t fit in with the young, vibrant workforce? I`ll never know. Everything is time-orientated to the minute - toilet breaks, lunch, blowing your nose etc. I was told off for being on the phone too long with a client who had discovered she had cancer. I went for a break and was stopped by a manager who wanted to discuss something (work issue); I didn`t manage to get my break and returned to my desk 2mins late and was told to take only 8mins for my next break instead of 10 to make it up! I felt like a hamster in a cage on a spinning wheel and unable to jump off...
Great subs. staff restaurant. Free parking. Beautiful location.
Member Services Advisor (Former Employee) – Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey – 8 November 2017
Professional and fun environment to work with. Aids development as much as possible. Lots of great benefits. Depending on the department you work for, if it’s the contact centre there are many who wish to develop with few places to fill but generally still a great scope to develop.
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) – Salford Quays, Greater Manchester – 3 March 2017
As a healthcare company you would expect good treatment to staff, but sadly this was not my experience. Very unhelpful and unsupportive managers and some co workers. Managers will pick on certain staff if they don't like you. Unhealthy building as small and congested desks. There calm room was the complete opposite to calm. Was very a stressful place to work in. I lasted a year and left after being bullied by a manager that was not my manager to begin with. Who confronted me in front of other staff whilst at my desk on a call. Anyway Hr had to deal with her, but a nasty experience,
Member Services Advisor (Current Employee) – Salford Quays, Greater Manchester – 28 January 2017
The company has very supportive staff who are constant examples of the Bupa values. The employees really care about how the customers are treated and it reflects in their attitude when dealing with the Bupa members
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) – Brighton, East Sussex – 9 December 2016
The worst company I have ever worked for, the management and coaches are vile dictators who enjoy seeing you fail at any opportunity. Disgusting place to work I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy! do not be persuaded by the salary it is not worth it!!
Member Services Advisor (Former Employee) – Salford Quays – 5 August 2016
The only good thing about bupa is a decent salary for the clerical roles. Management are extremely bad with staff support. No sick pay or understanding of their own staffs situations. Your told different things by different managers and unless your close friends with the staff they can be quite rude. If you have a improvement or idea for the business, make sure you own, because a senior manager will steal it, implement it and you'll never get credit over it and as for any progression opportunities you will never have a chance unless you brown nose every single manager in the place. It's extremely hard to use the staff private health policy because they will try and underwrite you for near enough everything and they have to write to your GP which takes a long time and you can be charged by your GP. Please avoid this company if you can.
Annual health assesments
Bad management, no sick pay, hard to use staff benefits, unfair treatment to staff
Customer Service Advisor (Full-time) (Former Employee) – Salford – 8 June 2016
Your job plan changes every month, the training is obsolete, you have to speak to everyone in exactly the same way, regardless of the individual's call or you get reprimanded, threatened with disciplinary meetings, loss of any bonus and even job. This is due to being audited on 2 out of 1000 calls per month. you are allowed 20 minutes in total a day to remove yourself from your desk including loo visits. any time lost in the day has to be made up that day. even down to 1 minute late. with no allocated desk to work from, to open up, on average 10 programs each morning, on a previously unused computer, takes about 20 minutes to load, to be ready to take that call so actually, you work 20 minutes without pay. each morning.
management do not seem to take employees into consideration, in relation to their own health. especially mental & stress. but quick to keep calling, and intruding your personal space i.e: home,to get you in work, And expect you to be an expert in a job that you have not been trained on.
The guys you work with on the same level are very friendly. There is a Gym and catering facilities,which incidentally does not open in evenings for late shift workers or weekends. People are frightened to stand up to managers and tell them what they really think, and somehow surveys done by employees who say they have put negative scores, uncannily always say we are all happy with our job.
Exciting and varied workplace with excellent training
Member Services Adviser (Former Employee) – Staines – 9 February 2016
Firstly, I found the 2 month intensive training programme to be very efficient, friendly and it put me (and my fellow colleagues) at great ease in such an overwhelming environment. We were coached and regularly assessed to identify how we could become better at our jobs. Working at Bupa was never dull, I never knew who I would be speaking to next or how I would be able to help them. After a month or two within the role I felt knowledgeable enough to use my own initiative in very difficult situations. It gave me great pride to hear how happy and relieved I was able to make people by doing my job. I found the management as a whole to be quite distant from the Customer Service front lines, however my manager took the time to see how I was feeling and if there was anything we could do together to help me, in that context they were very supportive. However, it was not unheard of to have team meetings cancelled regularly, which didn't help the morale of the team as the communication between managers and them needed vast improvement. Most of my co-workers were amazingly helpful and supportive, though, which is necessary in an environment where you rely so heavily on each other. For me, the hardest part of the job was wanting to help someone but not being able to because I couldn't take more than an hour or two off the phone per week to look into queries and issues I had taken ownership of, but it was all worth it when I did manage to finish helping someone, it was very rewarding.
supportive environment, great benefits (health insurance etc).
very long periods of time on the phone with no rest-bite.
Customer services (Former Employee) – Staines-Upon-Thames – 8 November 2015
Worked at bupa staines in claims and customer services. Useless company and it changed my life not for the best in relation to career and many years to come. If I had never joined bupa my life would not be in the s..t its in now. I blame my stay at bupa one of the worst decisions i ever did and so regret staying there.
I read a lot of the negative comments about bupa and totally agree with all of them. Nasty place nasty people . avoid them like the plague.